Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium vs. XZ2 vs. XZ2 Compact: specs comparison


Earlier today, Sony announced that its Xperia XZ2 Premium smartphone - first unveiled in April - would be released in the US next month. The handset will be sold only unlocked, costing a whopping $999.99. This is the most expensive Sony smartphone in recent years, and the company justifies the high price by the fact that the new device is packed with its most advanced features yet, like a dual rear camera with native ISO up to 51,200 (a first for a mobile phone). 

As its name suggests, the Xperia XZ2 Premium is the prime member of Sony's latest series of high-end smartphones, which also includes the Xperia XZ2 (currently priced at $699) and Xperia XZ2 Compact ($599). While all three XZ2 models are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor, the Premium obviously has more to offer, including the largest display with the highest pixel resolution.

A quick specs comparison between the Xperia XZ2 Premium, Xperia XZ2, and Xperia XZ2 Compact can be found below. Of course, specs alone do not make or break a phone, so we're looking forward to testing the XZ2 Premium and see if it's worth $1,000. Stay tuned for our review.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium vs Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Display

Display size

5.8 inches
5.7 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

2160 x 3840 pixels
1080 x 2160 pixels
1080 x 2160 pixels

Aspect Ratio

16:9
18:9
18:9

Pixel density

760 ppi
424 ppi
483 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

73.36 %
76.28 %
73.56 %

Peak brightness

900 cd/m2 (nit)
700 cd/m2 (nit)
700 cd/m2 (nit)

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

19 megapixels
19 megapixels
19 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
 
 

Hardware Features

Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor
 
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.6; Focal Length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
 
 

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (960 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (960 fps), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (960 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

13 megapixels
5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.15 x 0.47 inches (158 x 80 x 11.9 mm)
6.02 x 2.83 x 0.44 inches (153 x 72 x 11.1 mm)
5.31 x 2.56 x 0.48 inches (135 x 65 x 12.1 mm)

Weight

8.32 oz (236 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
6.98 oz (198 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Notification light
Notification light

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Adreno 630
Adreno 630

RAM

6 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (8.0 Oreo)

Battery

Capacity

3540 mAh
3180 mAh
2870 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Power Delivery

Talk time

13.30 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
12.20 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
10.80 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time

22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
24.6 days (590 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
21.2 days (510 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G)

26.50 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
20.80 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
26.2 days (630 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

23.8 days (570 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
24.6 days (590 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)

Music playback

91.00 hours
85.00 hours
73.00 hours

Video playback

11.70 hours
16.00 hours
15.30 hours

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 1000
 
 

Related phones

Xperia XZ2 Premium
  • Display 5.8" 2160 x 3840 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3540 mAh(26.5h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. TypicalGeek

Posts: 213; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

256GB internal would make more sense for that price tag.

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I agree at the very least 128gb.

5. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Just wait for the discount

2. power21

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 15, 2015

does sony even care about winning.

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2583; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Wow, Sony has really done it! This is the best flagship of 2016! Easily.

6. andrewc31394

Posts: 295; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

if only they used AMOLED, especially with a 4K display that's sucking up enough power as it is

7. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Unless you really love Sony there are better phones for the price. It is about $300 overpriced.

8. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Sony will cut price after a month and still no one will buy it.

9. civicsr2cool

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Come back in 2-3 years when it finally has a working root option, then it might be worth it..

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